If there’s one comment I get when instructing about Affirmations to anyone, it’s usually this: “…affirmations are great and all, but they only strengthen me for a short period of time and then I return back to my old self…” It’s a common statement said by many working professionals. I’ve heard many times over and over that attorneys fight hard and vigorously for their clients, or legal assistants are so busy they barely have the time to breathe.
Even as a Marketing Director, I have experienced countless times where I’ve been in over my head with work and asking myself, where does the line get drawn? The true answer relies in the outlook on your job. If you see your job as something where you go in and collect money for work, the job is almost fruitless. It’s like the song goes by Pharrell Williams, “Because I’m Happy”. If you’re not happy, then why are you doing your job? What changes do I need to make so I’m living my dream? It’s always been that primary question to acquiring whatever we want in life, some say prayer will turn it on, some say change your mindset, some people say meditate, but as we know there is no solid answer. Actually, I lied, there is a solid answer; you must first enjoy doing what you do best and be happy with it. I like to sometimes refer back to Gerry Oginski, Esq. who claims at the end of each of his videos, “I do this every day and I would love to talk to you.” The keyword is that he “loves his job and loves law.” There’s no higher emotion than love people. This topic is only the start to acquiring a better, more positive, you.
“My job is not a place where I go in and collect a paycheck each week. That’s a pointless and old mentality that I was raised with. My new mentality will instead involve a workplace where I can interact with my colleagues, establish important relations and learn new skills that I’ve never thought possible. If I seriously can’t do that, it’s high time for me to get out of there and find a new job.”
“I do what makes me feel happy and no one can tell me otherwise.”
“If for some reason I’m burden with work, ask yourself, well would you rather be bored and have nothing to do? Being busy is sometimes best, and it pays off at the end of the week with a special cocktail of my choice.”
I’ve hoped you’ve enjoyed this segment on Affirmations for Legal Professionals. Take care and have a happy rest of your week!